Math in Real Life
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Math in Real Life

This is where you use it!
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Created by David Britz
Last updated 8/2018
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This course includes
  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Use mathematics to solve problems in consumer finance, including compound interest, annuities, and loan payments.
  • Gain knowledge of some fun problems and paradoxes in probability.
  • Use mathematics to solve growth and decay problems, like predicting population growth, and modeling radioactive decay.
  • Gain knowledge of different voting systems.
  • Use mathematics to solve problems involving apportionment of resources.
Requirements
  • A basic knowlege of Algebra, the ability to solve equations and use a scientific or graphing calculator.
Description

Math should be a fun topic, but unfortunately is too often taught as a process of memorizing facts, formulas and processes. Sure, some memorization is necessary in any academic subject, but far too few math classes that you will see at the high school or college level show you where you're going to use all that you have learned. Math is all around us in the world, in places that you may not even have imagined. In this course, I have adopted lessons that I have given in my classroom with the objective of showing you real-life applications of math, and hopefully showing you where it can be useful in your own life.

What are the prerequisites? That depends on how deeply you want to go into the topics. But to gain the maximum benefit, I would recommend a basic working knowledge of Algebra, including linear equations, exponents, basic mathematical calculations and ideally, the ability to use a scientific calculator.

Who this course is for:
  • Students who want to expand their view of mathematics and see where math is used in the real world.
Course content
Expand all 32 lectures 05:32:38
+ Module 1: Managing Money
6 lectures 01:01:01
Lesson 3: Annuities
08:15
Lesson 4: Solving for Time Part 1
14:21
Lesson 4: Solving for Time Part 2
04:43
Lesson 5: Payments and Loans
13:27
+ Module 2: Fun with probability
7 lectures 01:13:51
Lesson 6: Sharing Birthdays
19:05
Lesson 7: Winning the World Series
11:34
World Series Part 2
11:43
World Series Part 3
06:57
World Series Part 4
13:28
Lesson 8: Disease (coming soon)
00:01
Lesson 9: Simpson's Paradox
11:03
+ Module 3: Growing & Shrinking
11 lectures 01:51:39
Lesson 10: Linear Growth
06:48
Lesson 11: Growing
07:51
Growing Part 2
06:44
Lesson 12: Shrinking
09:06
Shrinking Part 2
03:30
Lesson 13: Limited Growth
09:35
Limited Growth Part 2
10:49
Limited Growth Part 3
11:13
Lesson 14: How Old Is It?
13:56
Lesson 15: How Cold Is It?
18:11
How Cold Is It Part 2
13:56
+ Module 4: Making Choices
3 lectures 36:11
Lesson 16: Plurality Voting
07:19
Lesson 17: Alternative Voting Methods - Borda Count
10:13
Lesson 18: Alternate Voting Methods: Instant Runoff
18:39
+ Module 5: Dividing Resources
4 lectures 44:55
Lesson 19: Introduction to Apportionment
11:00
Lesson 20: Hamilton's Method
14:03
Lesson 21: Jefferson's Method
06:22
Lesson 22: The Huntington-Hill Method and Apportioning Congress
13:30